Huawei P20 Lite goes official in China as nova 3e

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are to be unveiled in a week, but their Lite sibling just can’t wait that long. After going on pre-order last week, the phone’s Chinese version dubbed Huawei nova 3e now saw its announcement.

So, the nova 3e a.k.a. P20 Lite packs a trendy 5.84″ IPS LCD screen with a notch and 1080p resolution. The phone opts for a dual-glass design with a metal-frame, just as it was rumored.

The nova 3e runs on the familiar in-house Kirin 659 chipset with an octa-core A53 processor, Mali-T830 MP3 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.

One of the nova 3e highlights is the camera experience. There is a dual-cam setup on the back with a 16MP sensor behind f/2.2 lens and a secondary 2MP helper for background blur. At the front sits a 24MP selfie shooter (Sony IMX576) behind f/2.0 lens.

The nova 3e/P20 Lite has a fingerprint scanner on its back, an audio jack and offers FM radio. It is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging support.

Pre-orders start today in China, while shipping begins on March 27. The available color options are Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold. The 64GB model is priced at CNY 1,999 ($316), while the 128GB goes for CNY 2,199 ($348).